The Wannsee Conference in 1942 and the National Socialist living space dystopia

  title={The Wannsee Conference in 1942 and the National Socialist living space dystopia},
  author={Gerhard Wolf},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={153 - 175}
  • Gerhard Wolf
  • Published 3 April 2015
  • History, Political Science
  • Journal of Genocide Research
The Wannsee Conference is still largely understood as the ‘echo’ of an earlier decision to annihilate European Jewry. This article questions this assumption on three grounds. First, it does not fully acknowledge that it did not call for a systematic and immediate mass murder of all Jews. Secondly, it mistakenly concludes that because the conference targeted only Jews, it also emerged from within the narrower confines of the regime's anti-Jewish policies. Thirdly, and as a consequence, this… 
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